(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Covid surge: PM addresses CMs

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Covid surge: PM addresses CMs

Topic: Covid surge: PM addresses CMs

Guest:

  • Dr. K. Madan Gopal, (Senior Consultant, Health, NITI Aayog)
  • Dr. Mohammed Asheel, (Core Team Member in Covid Control, Govt. of Kerala)

Topic Description:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with the chief ministers of states and Union territories, amid rising cases of coronavirus in some states. The Prime Minister said India needs to take quick and decisive steps soon to stop an emerging second peak of Covid-19 infections. Expressing concern over the sudden increase in new cases in 70 districts, the PM said there has been a 150% increase in new cases. The positivity rates in some states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh has suddenly increased. The PM noted that the fight against Covid-19 has given the country some confidence. But he cautioned that it should not turn into overconfidence or laxity. He underlined the need for both vaccination and strictness, asserting that India is winning the fight against Covid-19 because of the cooperative spirit, which must continue.

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Courtesy: RSTV